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  • Mind Of The Miller's Wife
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    Lucius Beebe critically analyzes Edwin Arlington Robinson's, The Mill best. Beebe's analysis is from an objective point of view. He points out to the reader that what seems so obvious may not be. She notes "The Mill is just a sad little tale of double suicide brought on by the encroachment of the modern world and by personal loss". Thus meaning The Mill carries a deeper underlying theme. Lucius Beebe expresses that a minor overflow of significant details has been exposed over Edwin Arlington Rob...
  • Observer's Connection With The Blackbird
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    Analysis of '13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' "Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird" by Wallace Stevens is a poem about what it means to really know something. In this poem, Stevens shows this connection by writing a first person poem about a poet's observation and contemplation's when viewing a blackbird. He does this by making each stanza an explanation of a new way he has perceived this blackbird. First, he writes about his physical perception of the blackbird as an observer. Then, he wr...
  • Three Central Images Within Owen's Poem
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    Although the poems "Recalling War" by Robert Graves and "Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen are both concerned with the damage that war does to the soldiers involved, they are different in almost every other respect. Owen's poem examines the physical and mental effects of war in a very personal and direct way - his voice is very much in evidence in this poem - he has clearly seen people like the 'mental cases' who are described. It is also evident that Owen's own experiences of the war are described:...
  • Poem Easter Wings By George Herbert
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    The poem 'Easter Wings' by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert's poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each time he or she reads it. The poem tells of the poets desire to fly with Christ as a result of Jesus " sacrifice, death and resurre...
  • Second Stanza
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    Explanation of the poem from Snowbound The main theme of Snowbound is that no-matter what happens, family will be there to help and comfort. This theme is demonstrated widely throughout the poem and even more so in the last stanza of this excerpt. Another, less prominent, theme of Snowbound is the meaning and involvement of God in the lives of people. The first stanza describes the moment before the storm. "A chill no coat, however stout, Of homespun stuff could quite shut out", This stanza begi...
  • Imagery And Diction Of The Stanzas
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    Life is a beautiful thing that should not be wasted. Life must be lived without warning; it is not to be taken for granted. We will never fully understand life, not even in a million years. The theme of John Keats' "To Autumn" is to enjoy life, even as you grow old and it begins to move away from you. He spreads his message through the time frame, imagery, and diction of the stanzas. To begin with, the time frame of the stanzas begins to prove the theme. By itself, it doesn't prove the theme, bu...
  • Hopkins Idea Concerning The Capability Of Mankind
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    Gerard Nan ley Hopkins' poem "God's Grandeur", illustrates the relationship connecting man and God. Hopkins uses alliteration and stern tone to compliment the religious content of this morally ambitious poem. The poem's rhythm and flow seem to capture the same sensation of a church sermon. The diction used by Hopkins seems to indicate a condescending attitude towards society. The first stanza states that we are "charged with the grandeur of God", or the direct quality of God's being. This statem...
  • Darker Language In The Third Stanza
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    Diane Thiel's poem "The Minefield" is about a man who's mind has been ravaged by memories of a war in his childhood. She shows that even though the war had been over for years, the memory of it haunted the man in everything that he did. Through a powerful combination of symbols, dark images, and a split chronology, she creates a full picture of a life changed forever by war. In the first stanza, the tone is lighter, describing a scene where two boys are running through towns. The boys race, the ...
  • Stanzas Two And Three Longfellow
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    An Analysis Of The Indomitable Spirit Of Man In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poetry Henry Ford, the automobile magnate, once stated that the "world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward (Daily Quotations Network). Man has always struggled with uncontrollable aspects of his environment, but his ability to overcome these seemingly indomitable obstacles has earned recognition from numerous classical writers and...
  • Good Night Rage
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    The Fight Against Death (An analysis of "Do not go Gentle into that Good Night") "Do not go Gentle into that Good Night" is written in lyric style. The poem is written by Dylan Thomas who is expressing his thought's and experiences of death. The title disclosed the poet's thoughts about death and the importance of fighting to live life to the fullest. The poem speaks of different views of death from different people who all demonstrated one common struggle to hold on to life. The poem is fairly ...
  • Poems The Beggar Woman
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    Both "The Beggar Woman" and "I Wanna Be Yours" have a great deal to say on human relationships, both Compare and contrast at least two poems from the Hearts and Partner's section, exploring what they both have to say on human relationships showing off the vulnerability of people when they are in love and sometimes the lust. In the following essay I will explore the content, language and structure, comparing them and contrasting them. Firstly, both poems use vulnerability. "The Beggar Woman" heav...
  • Keats's Message In The Second Stanza
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    The physical object in John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" written in 1819 is the Greek vase or urn. The voice of the speaker in this ode is extenuated as he unifies himself to the urn to indicate the idea of eternity. The tone of the ode starts out to be light and flowery with image ries of the supernatural. However, when looking into the deeper meaning, the tone is actually quite morbid. During this time, Keats's health was failing. The idea of death is reflected in this work. He discusses the...
  • Luve On The First And Third Lines
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    A Red, Red Rose A Red, Red Rose is a poem written by Robert Burns, during 1796, the year of his death. The poem consists of four stanzas; each one four lines long. The first stanza has an exact rhyme at the end of the second and fourth lines – June and tune. The repetition of "O, my luve' in the first stanza conjures up the idea that his love is different from other men. His woman is so special to him that she reminds him of a red, red rose, not just a "plain' red rose. He uses two differe...

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